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  1. Benbradstock

    Benbradstock Mar 24, 2020

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    Morning Everyone! Any of you see any red flags on this 145.014? Thanks in advance for your help...

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  2. bags1971

    bags1971 Mar 24, 2020

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    look legit but im no expert on these
     
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  3. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 24, 2020

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    Looks like a basically legit watch with an aftermarket crystal to me. I'm not 100% sure about the hands (at least the minute hand appears to be too long).

    The case doesn't look good at all...

    Here is a watch to compare crystal and hands:

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  4. Benbradstock

    Benbradstock Mar 24, 2020

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    I thought the case looked good, the brushing looks practically undisturbed. i’m trying to make a final decision so I would love a bit more insight.
     
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  5. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 24, 2020

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    Does the seller provide additional pictures of the case? Would be interesting to see.

    Looking at the case around the crystal and how broad and uneven the rim is... I'd say this case has been rubbed down to death.

    Here are some pictures for comparison with a NOS case:

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  6. Benbradstock

    Benbradstock Mar 24, 2020

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    Your photos are enlightening thanks. Here are more photos: 08A29B1B-B37E-4FBC-AC95-29AF79158CAF.jpeg
     
  7. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Mar 24, 2020

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    That case is butchered :(
     
  8. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 24, 2020

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    Yeah. Compare the chamfers...

    If it was me, I would forget about this watch. ;)
     
  9. Benbradstock

    Benbradstock Mar 24, 2020

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    Wow thank you.
     
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  10. Passover

    Passover Mar 24, 2020

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    Just a detail but what is that???

    Both fixing screws are missing!

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  11. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 24, 2020

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    At least this detail is not relevant in this "case"... :D
     
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  12. Benbradstock

    Benbradstock Mar 24, 2020

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    Humble thanks; this is not the first time you folks have saved me from a bad purchase. I had compared the example in question with the Hodinkee example which had sold some time ago, but I had not seen (chosen to see?) the discrepancies in case brushing, contours etc... The missing movement lock screws I also missed. Needless to say I will keep searching. I think these Mark IIs are good value overall.

    Thanks again! Brad
     
  13. Tonyash

    Tonyash Mar 24, 2020

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    The Mkii is good value and there are plenty out there. I speak from experience when I say best to hold out for a good one, having bought a couple of sadly well polished examples in the past. Good luck with your search.
    Cheers.
     
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